Conditions with symptom: 'blushing'
I'm 34 years old(female)and I'm a professional in the public service. Over the past 6 months, for reasons unknown to me, I now blush at every little thing, from speaking to my work colleagues (about the most mundain of subjects), both in a group and one on one, and lately I even blushed when speaking to my own parents! If the topic of conversation is an embarrassing one (which unfortunately is very often in my line of work), my blushing is even worse. I now feel myself avoiding eye contact with people and avoiding people altogether if I can, which is having a detrimental affect on my confidence and is drastically reducing my chances of promotion, as speaking to groups of people forms a large part of my job. I have always been a very confident person in pretty much any situation and have no idea why the sudden change? I am very happy at home, and other than the blushing, happy in my job also. I find it very strange to have this problem at my age and I'm afraid of the lasting effects it may have if not sorted. Please help!!!
hi i got hot red patches on my arms face and chest when drinking alcohol.although not painfull its verry hot its only the patches that get very hot. it is not blushing
I also have this problem, i can take just one mouthful of alcohol and in about 5 minutes my whole face will be bright red and will feel hot to touch. It also feels like it is burning! Like Emma it appears on my chest too. It doesnt happen with all alcoholic drinks but with most. Its highly frustrating and frankly very embarrassing, i do not like to be seen like this. Would be great to hear from someone!
You could be allergic to alcohol love thats how i started and now as soon as alcohol hits my stomach lining i have anaphylactic shock your luckiy if you just get the redness chuck i know that sounds strange but it can be ALOT worse xx
What is idiopathic craniofacial erythema, because i think i have it. I have been looking on internet because my face, neck and chest often goes bright red even when i am not hot. Also my knees go hot and red. What is wrong with me as this is controling my life.How do i get hold of beta blockers for facial blushing, as it said on the internet that they will help.
Hi, I have tried Beta Blockers for exactly the same condition you have. Unfortunately they didnt seem to help me, all they do is slow the heart rate down so you feel less anxious (which i suffer from and its quite a major issue now). I went to the doctor and she thought it could be rosacea so she gave me some gel i had to put on, it seems to have helped my face but it also appears on chest and arms, down my back and on my knees. Ive been told its to do with stress and worry...do you often feel stressed or anxious?
I suffer from "facial blushing" and my neck & chest goes all blotchy even when i am not even hot, it just happens anytime when i least expect it. My knees go all red & hot too accasionally. Why is this happening, it is ruining my life. I can't even wear low cut tops because i never know when i'm going to go blotchy red. It is embarrassing because people say what you going red for. I am quite outgoing but can't be myself through this. Please help me!
What Beta Blockers do you take to stop the severe blushes? I have heard there is an operation you can have to stop this blushing/flushing from happening.
Hi, I don't have an answer but i can sympathise becasue i have teh exact same problem. I can't wear low cut tops- I live in polo necks and dread the summer as i can't wear them and I know people see my neck going red- it controls my life too. I started taking beta blockers and they have helped stop the severe blushes but haven't solved it completely. I read that botox injections can stop the blushing and I am going to see a doctor soon who might be able to help. You should ask your doctor about these things.
Hi, I am 15 years old and i always go red. There isn't a day when i dont go red. When am with my friends and they ask me something i just go red, When am with my family,When i meet new people, or in some lessons when the teacher asks me a question i just go red and by red i mean bright red. when i go red someone shouts out why are you blushing? this makes me go even more red. i feel really embarressed and hate myself because of it. This has been happening to me for about 2 years. when go red i say to myself why am i going red? theres nothing to feel embarrassed about. but it does'nt go down. I am planning to go see my doctor and see what he says and if he has any medication for it. if any of you can help please do. Thank you.
I am 15 years old too. It all started when someone pointed out that I was going red, at this time I never used to go red that much. Them saying this made me think about it and I then started thinking about it way too much. This caused me to go red everytime someone even called my name. One of my close friends kept pointing out that I was going red and this made me even redder. I can't bare to be around her now because I feel like she is constantly watching me and her presence makes my face feel like it is burning. So now I avoid loud people that I know will make me blush, when I am with my quiet friends I hardly blush. I did go to the doctor and she prescribed me with Beta Blockers, they help calm you down. However, they didn't work for me. Next on my list is to try hypnosis and then if that fails then I will thinking about having surgery (I know this is major) however, blushing is ruining my life. Stay strong and tell you parents or someone you can trust. Once you have told someone how you feel, then it can only get better. I know the feeling of a burning face, sweaty palms and having to look away because you are so embarassed. I know the feeling of coming home and feeling like rubbish and crying. I am glad there is someone out there just like me, let me know how you get on at the doctors.
Hey.. Sorry you're going through this, but believe me, you're not alone. I go through the same thing. Although, as I have gotten older, it doesn't seem as bad. I went for years wearing my hair down, plenty of make up to help camoflague the redding, (which gave me confidence that it would help, and it did), because I knew that my whole face would light up just by ANYONE saying ANYTHING to me. I'm 24 years old now, and have been going through this sense I was 12 years old.. That's 12 years of being non-social, missing out on events, not going into stores on account I was scared I would run into someone I would know and they would wanna talk, ect. I became depressed, tried killing myself, and the list goes on.. I am married now, with a little boy, and now that I have "came out" of this shell somehow, I am not as much of a 'red' faced girl as I was. But I have prayed to God a LOT, so I know he's helped me with this too. I am actually on some medicines, Effxor and Celexia. I don't know if the meds. have helped any with the red face, but I do know that I can now wear my hair in a pony tail! Even out in public! :) AND I talk to everyone I know, without worring about my face turning red.. Who ever knew that carring on conversations with people would be so AWESOME?!!? So maybe try praying to God about it, and if you're depressed, try getting on some medicine to see if it helps you any with redding in the face. It still happens to me on occasion, but not no where near like it used to be. There's a pill called "Eredacane." THIS DOES NOT WORK! I have tried this in the past, so please save your money for something else. I've also read that you can get surgery done to have something cut to keep the blood from traveling into your face.. (Not 100% sure about it, try googleing it).. A good tip to do, is if you don't wear make-up, like foundation and powder, try doing it. It helped me gain my confidence through many situations! If all else fails, try to go to the doctor if possible and seeing what they can do. I always wanted to go to the doctor, but without insurance, I had no luck! Best wished to you, and I pray I helped you some.
Recently having swelling of skin all over boby from face neck body (raised red and very itchey).skin becomes tight and swollen.Happens regular esepically with cold weather (windy) and in contact with chemicals.Suffer with heachaches from this too After the reaction ,i have to go to sleep normally go out cold for a hour or two.Find my self blushing because of it now.Had being on antihistamines and steroids.They made me very tired so i stopped them. informed that i had idopathic angiodema with uteriaca
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